Mark Cuban is one of the biggest and most successful entrepreneurs of our time. His zealous and unprecedented personality led him to many ventures which are thriving today. He owns the NBA team Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theaters and Magnolia Pictures, among others. He started developing his attitude in business and investing at his young age, earning money on his own and paying for his own college tuition. Then using the money he saved, he started out delving in different ventures, and later sell them for millions to billions of dollars. He was tenacious and determined to make a name for himself, and true enough, he was able to attain greatness.
Mark’s rather harsh and tactless attitude resulted to different controversies against him. But despite of these, and other allegations, he remains to be successful in a lot of fields and businesses that he is in. Whether in sports, television, technology and in theater, Mark Cuban will always be a big name.
His competitive and thriving attitude led him to be one of the best, and we can learn a thing or two from him. Enjoy!
“If you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.”
“Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you’re doing against other people.”
“It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers’ shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship.”
“Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.”
“Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you.”
“I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport. It’s always on. There is always someone trying to beat me.”
“If you’ve got $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, you’re better paying off any debt you have because that’s a guaranteed return.”
“When you’ve got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?”
“It’s not about money or connections–it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone…And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.”
“The key is having great players. But there are a lot of teams that have All-Starts and haven’t been able to put it together.”
“I still work hard to know my business. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I’m always selling. Always.”
“In the past, people used to tell me to shut up a bit. But what I believe is to put out your opinion and let everyone else react. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong.”
“Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do.”
“I’m a believer that you can accomplish much, much more with direct relationships than by using an intermediary. And that cash you keep in the bank can be the difference between staying alive as a small business, or not.”
“Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefiting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have.”
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